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It is God who takes water from the earth and turns it into drops of rain.
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He lifteth up the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods:
Job 5:9 Who doth great things, and unsearchable and wonderful things without number:
Job 38:25-28,34 Who gave a course to violent showers, or a way for noisy thunder: . . .
Genesis 2:5,6 And every plant of the field before it sprung up in the earth, and every herb of the ground before it grew: for the Lord God had not rained upon the earth; and there was not a man to till the earth. . . .
Psalm 65:9-13 Thou hast visited the earth, and hast plentifully watered it; thou hast many ways enriched it. The river of God is filled with water, thou hast prepared their food: for so is its preparation. . . .
Isaiah 5:6 And I will make it desolate: it shall not be pruned, and it shall not be digged: but briers and thorns shall come up: and I will command the clouds to rain no rain upon it.
Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the graven things of the Gentiles that can send rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou the Lord our God, whom we have looked for? for thou hast made all these things.
Job 36:33 He sheweth his friend concerning it, that it is his possession, and that he may come up to it.
Psalm 148:8 Fire, hail, snow, ice, stormy winds, which fulfil his word:
ContextElihu Declares God's Justice and Power
…26Behold, God is great, exceeding our knowledge: the number of his years is inestimable. 27He lifteth up the drops of rain, and poureth out showers like floods:28Which flow from the clouds that cover all above.…
Who giveth rain upon the face of the earth, and watereth all things with waters:
Behold, God is great, exceeding our knowledge: the number of his years is inestimable.
Which flow from the clouds that cover all above.
He commandeth the snow to go down upon the earth, and the winter rain, and the shower of his strength.
Corn desireth clouds, and the clouds spread their light:
That it should rain on the earth without man in the wilderness, where no mortal dwelleth:
Who is the father of rain? or who begot the drops of dew?
Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that an abundance of waters may cover thee?
Who covereth the heaven with clouds, and prepareth rain for the earth. Who maketh grass to grow on the mountains, and herbs for the service of men.
At his voice he giveth a multitude of waters in the heaven, and lifteth up the clouds from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings for rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
Additional TranslationsFor He draws up drops of water which distill the rain from the mist,For he makes small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor thereof:
For he draweth up the drops of water, Which distil in rain from his vapor,
And the drops of rain are numbered by him, and shall be poured out in rain to form a cloud.
For he draweth up the drops of water: they distil in rain from the vapour which he formeth,
For he draweth up the drops of water, which distil in rain from his vapour:
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapor of it.
For he draws up the drops of water, which distill in rain from his vapor,
When He doth diminish droppings of the waters, They refine rain according to its vapour,
Jump to PreviousDiminish Distil Distill Draweth Draws Droppings Drops Formeth Maketh Mist Pour Rain Refine Sea Sends Small Streams Thereof Vapor Vapour Water Waters
Jump to NextDiminish Distil Distill Draweth Draws Droppings Drops Formeth Maketh Mist Pour Rain Refine Sea Sends Small Streams Thereof Vapor Vapour Water Waters
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